Update - December 2023: We currently have a postdoc and phd position available!
If you are interested in joining our team, please send an email to sarit[dot]firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and research interests.
Meet the team
Dr. Sarit SzpiroPrinciple Investigator
I am a lecturer at the department of special education at the University of Haifa and am part of the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center . Previously, I completed my Phd in cognitive psychology at New York University under the supervision of Prof. Marisa Carrasco studying perceptual learning and attention. I continued my research studying assistive technologies in the field of human-computer interaction with a postdoc at Cornell Tech (supervised by Prof. Shiri Azenkot) and Harvard Medical school (Prof. Gabriel Krieman and Prof. Eli Peli). In between I also worked as a data scientist in various companies including Amazon Alexa.
Mais AbbasProject: How auditory and visual perception are linked in older adults
Project: How appearance and priors are modified throughout development
MA student majoring in autism, in the Department of special education, at the faculty of Education in Haifa University.
I hold B.A in special education and a teaching certificate from Oranim academic College. Currently, I study different aspects of children's perception under the guidance of Prof. Bat-Sheva Hadad and Dr. Sarit Szpiro.
Lior MamanProject: Assisting low vision with augmented reality
Undergrad student in Information Systems and Cognitive Science
Haneen KarahProject: Perceptual learning in vision and audition across the lifespan Hanin Karah is a clinical audiologist and a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa. Lately, she has published her first research “Auditory Perceptual Exercises in Adults Adapting to the Use of Hearing Aids”. In her PhD she will continue to work on perceptual learning.
Eman MhajneProject: How children learn and and modify priors in vision
Master student in Special Education
Tanweer Milhem (Master thesis)Project: Improving employment skills of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by exposing them to video prompts I am an occupational therapist (I hold B.O.T from Tel-Aviv University), and work with children and adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities. I have always been passionate to help people, especially with special needs. That's why I chose to major in special education- Autism and Developmental Disabilities for my master's degree.
Renana Twito (Master thesis)Project: Perception of emotions in autism
Master's student in the Special Education department
Tova Kimhi-HananelProject: Assisting ADHD students focus on teachers in the classroomMaster's student in the Special Education department
Cognitive Science student
Final project 2022
Project: Using big data to understand the needs of people with low vision
Cognitive Science student
Final project 2021
Project: How parents with visual impairments play with sighted children
B.A student majoring in cognitive science and human resources.
Karst HoogsteenProject: Assistive technologies for low vision
MSc in Management Economics and Consumer Studies from Wageningen University. Currently a project manager at Bartimeus, Utrechet, Netherlands.